Truro & Roseland local news

The retail park money trick which is costing Cornwall’s council taxpayers

By Peter Tremayne A controversial insolvency law has cost Cornwall’s council taxpayers hundreds of thousands of pounds. The DIY chain Homebase has dodged more than £264,000 in Cornwall Council...

Local councillors win more of a say in plans for Truro New Town

By Richard Whitehouse Local councillors will be able to have more involvement in plans for a new town on the western edge of Truro.  The council’s ruling cabinet has...

Kier falls out of FTSE 250 and staggers towards the end of its rights issue

By Anne North The construction firm Kier, which is currently engaged in the £20 million refurbishment of Truro’s Hall for Cornwall, is coming under increasing pressure as its share...

Buddy, can you spare a dime? Construction giant Kier looks for cash, as markets keep their fingers crossed

By Graham Smith Shareholders in the construction company Kier are set for a nervous immediate future after seeing 40% of the firm's value wiped out in recent days. The...

The Treasury spells it out: no stadium cash from central government without “robust plans” for long-term sustainability

By Anne North The government has spelled out some of the concerns it has about using taxpayers’ money to support the privately-owned and operated Truro stadium project. The Treasury...

County Hall risks falling out with Whitehall over Truro stadium cash

27th November 2018 By Anne North Relations between Cornwall Council and central government, over the proposed Truro stadium, look set to take a turn for the worse next week...

St Ives MP Derek Thomas disappointed at government’s lack of enthusiasm for Truro Stadium

5th November 2018 By Peter Tremayne Talks between Whitehall civil servants and promoters of the Truro Stadium project are continuing, with a provisional deadline of the end of November....

Hammond’s budget fails to mention the Truro Stadium, leaving the £14 million project still waiting

30th October 2018 By Graham Smith Doubts are growing about the prospects of a sports stadium for Truro, after yesterday’s (Monday’s) budget failed to make the expected announcement about...

Only 86 people watched Truro City’s “home” match on Saturday, as the saga of Cornwall’s leading football team is set to take a new twist

15th October 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The long-running soap opera that is Truro City football club is set to catch the eye again this week with the likely confirmation...

We’ll cover any financial shortfall, say stadium partners, as Truro City football club approaches crisis week

7th October 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Two of the partners promoting the Stadium for Cornwall have claimed the project is still on track, despite the crisis engulfing Truro City...

138 watched Truro City on Saturday – including wives and girlfriends

17th September 2018 By Peter Tremayne The woes of Truro City football club hit a new low this weekend when only 138 people bothered to watch their home tie...

EXCLUSIVE: Government has still not agreed to match-fund Truro Stadium, even though work started last month

6th September 2018 By Graham Smith The government has still not signed off on the Stadium for Cornwall business plan, and has not yet contributed £3 million towards the...

Council’s central area planners face a busy day

3rd September 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Developers wanting to build new homes and an extension will all find out whether they will be granted planning permission today (Monday.) Cornwall...

Only 159 watched Truro City last night. The Stadium for Cornwall will have capacity for 10,000

15th August 2018 By Peter Tremayne Only 159 people bothered to watch Truro City’s “home” match 1-2 defeat against Chippenham Town last night.  The match was played at Torquay...

Welcome to Torquay, as 362 fans watch Truro City lose their first home match of the season

6th August 2018 By Peter Tremayne Only 362 people watched Truro City’s first football match of the season on Saturday, at their new, temporary home ground of Plainmoor, Torquay....

Cormac gets the gig to start work on the Stadium for Cornwall – next week

3rd August 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council’s wholly-owned arm’s-length company, Cormac, has been appointed to start work on the Truro stadium. Groundwork in readiness for the construction project...

Labour promises Cornwall £350 million to cover “missing” EU cash

2nd August 2018 By Graham Smith Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has pledged that a Labour government would guarantee the level of structural funding Cornwall currently enjoys from the European...

Hall for Cornwall finds a new home for instruments and equipment, as the demolition squad prepares to move in

25th July 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Hall for Cornwall, now closed for refurbishment, has loaned much of its equipment to local organisations until it is able to re-open....

EXCLUSIVE: this is what happens next with the Truro Stadium, and why the footballers won’t be coming back to Cornwall before the start of NEXT YEAR’S season

23rd July 2018 By Peter Tremayne Today’s news that Truro City will be playing its home football matches in Torquay next year clears the way for the long-debated £14.3...

Breakthrough on Truro Stadium project – but local footballers have to spend at least a year in Torquay

23rd July 2018 By Graham Smith The construction of a new sports stadium in Truro has taken a step forward, following delivery of the business plan to civil servants...